We love dinosaurs, don’t we? They are still a mystery for many researchers. Yes, they existed and yes, somehow they disappeared. According to the latest news, two paleontologists found a well-preserved fossil that was from a T-rex that lived 66 million years ago.
- Researchers discovered a skull that was from a T-rex. It is one of the best-preservered fossils in the world,
- The fossil can be seen in a museum in Seattle and there will be more research to find out more about it.
What is more interesting in that the fossil almost complete, which is a rare event for the scientists. It weights 2 500 pounds, so if you were not afraid of a T-rex, imagine how big it was. And it is not the biggest fossil found from this dinosaur. They need the skull Tufts-Love Rex because it was found by Luke Trufts and Jason Love. They are volunteers at the Seattle’s Burke Museum. This discovery will help them understand more about how dinosaurs grew and how did they evolve.
Of course, they found more fossils from the T-rex and they want to come back next year hoping other pieces will be discovered. Paleontologists think this T-rex lived for 15 years, which might not seem too much. However, we do not know for sure how much a dinosaur could have lived.
If you want to see the fossil, you can do it at Seattle’s Burke Museum. It will be there until October when it will be moved for research.
T-rex is the most popular dinosaur that lived on our planet. It was a bipedal carnivore that has a massive skull, but short limbs. Although they were short, this dinosaur was powerful. There were several fossils of T-rex found around the world. Some of them are in labs for research, while others can be seen at museums by any person who wants to find out more about these animals.
Dinosaurs disappeared because of an asteroid collision. Some researchers think that event was the one that made their extinction possible. There are other people who think the meteorite cause a long drop in our planet’s temperature and dinosaurs could not live. Of course, there are some who said that the heat was the one that made them go away. Even though they don’t exist anymore, researchers try to find out more about this species.
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